I-522 becomes most expensive initiative battle in Washington State’s history

A ballot measure in next week’s election will give voters the chance to make Washington the first state to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. But the question of whether to put a few words on a package has touched off a surprisingly high-stakes, big-dollar fight with potential implications for other states.

Large contributions from multinational food companies, mostly in opposition to the measure, have surged into the state, making this one of the most expensive initiative battles in Washington’s history, totaling almost $29 million. And both sides say that if it passes, the measure, known as Initiative 522, could spur other states to similar action.

Read the full, original story here: “Vote on Labeling Modified Food Spurs Costly Battle in Washington State”

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